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Boal,
William James
W.J. Boal
Son of Robert and Jane Boal; husband of Sarah Margaret Boal, of Tobermore.
24.12.1894
Belfast, Ireland
-
24.02.1942
(KIA) [age 47]
[Draperstown (St Columba) Church of Ireland Churchyard, Londonderry]
Lance-Corporal
WW I [19903]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A)
01.07.1941
T/Lt. (A)
?

Distinguished Conduct Medal

DCM
 01.01.1919
France
(1918)


served in the ranks, 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
29.09.1941
-
24.02.1942
pilot, 755 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, near Winchester)]
[died due to a flying accident as a Pilot Instructor when his plane was in collision with another aircraft]
Boddington,
Kenneth Lester
K.L. Boddington

Son (with one sister) of Anson Lester Boddington (1887-1956), Mayor of Croydon 1943-1944, and Amelia Caroline Stapleton.
19.10.1921
Islington district, London
-
24.07.1943
(air crash) [age 21]
[Newport (Island) Cemetery, Rhode Island, NY, USA, Navy Sec. Plots 172-177. Grave 20]
T/A.S.Lt. (A) 14.08.1942
T/S.Lt. (A) 17.10.1942
Education: Whitgift School.
(10.1942)     HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
(12.1942)     no appointment listed
(02.1943)     HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) *
19.02.1943 - (04.)1943 pilot, 791 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
06.1943 - 24.07.1943 pilot, 1833 Squadron FAA [HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, USA)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bodels,
Charles Hugh
C.H. Bodels C.H. Bodels

Married Agnes ...; ... children (three daughters?).
20.02.1905
Carrickfergus, Larne district, Northern Ireland
-
20.07.1963
India
Prob. T/Lt. 20.04.1942
T/Lt. 13.02.1943, seniority 20.04.1942 (reld > 10.1946)
Merchant Navy captain.
(06.1942)     no appointment listed
31.07.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Proserpine (minesweeping & anti-submarine base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)
16.03.1943 - (07.)1945 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for A.N.D. duties)
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMS Pygmalion *
05.1946 - (07.)1946 HMS Gould (Chatham Barracks, Ceylon) (for disposal)
(10.1946)     HMS King Salvor *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Boden-Tebbutt,
John Arthur
J.A. Boden-Tebbutt
Son of Arthur Boden Tebbutt (1895-1978), and Ida Mena Leah Strawbaum (1889-1943).
Married ((03?).1947, Westminster district, London) Pamela Irene M. James (née Smith) ((06?).1922 - 2009), earlier married to Raymond James, and daughter of ... Smith, and ... Bell; one son.
02.04.1923
Hampstead district,
-
14.01.1999
Slough district, Berkshire
T/A/S.Lt. 21.05.1942
T/S.Lt. 01.12.1942
T/Lt. 01.09.1944 (reld > 07.1946)
29.06.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Lamerton (Hunt class destroyer)
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
28.06.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Hound (Algerine class minesweeper) (in lieu of specialist Navigating Officer)
29.11.1943 - (04.)1945 Navigating Officer, HMS Leith (Grimsby class sloop)
06.1945 - (10.)1945 Navigating Officer, HMS Venerable (Colossus class aircraft carrier)
17.10.1945 - (07.1946) Navigating Officer, HMS Buchan Ness (landing craft repair ship)
1950s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
International marketing consultant.
Boissier,
John Richard
"Johnny"
B.S. Bond

Son (with two brothers) of Lt.Cdr. Ernest Gabriel Boissier, DSC, RNVR (1886-1976), and Doris Mary Bingham (1891-1958), of Derby.
03.03.1924
Derby, Derbyshire
-
12.05.1945
(MPK) [age 21]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 95, column 3]
T/A/S.Lt. 03.09.1943
T/S.Lt. 03.03.1944
09.1943 - 24.01.1944 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 257 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Aggressive (Coastal Forces base, Newhaven):
24.01.1944 - 1944 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 257 (motor torpedo boat)
12.1944 - (04.)1945 HM MGB 509 (motor gun boat)
1945 - 12.05.1945 HM MGB 2002 (motor gun boat) (missing, presumed killed when ship was mined Skagerrak [see detailed story of the loss])
Boler,
Hubert Trowbridge
"Hugh"
H.R. Boyd
Son of Capt. Herbert Thomas Frederick Boler (1879-1942), Merchant Navy (Marine Superintendent, Silver Line, Ltd.), and Ethel Laura Stephens (1877-1949).
Married ((06?).1940, Bromley district, Kent) Ethelwyn Barbara Parker (06.06.1915 - 06.1982); two daughters, two sons.
24.12.1915
Prestatyn, St Asaph district, Wales
-
07.03.1982
Penzance district, Cornwall (living at Sevenoaks, Kent)
T/S.Lt. 06.11.1941
T/Lt. 06.11.1942 (reld < 07.1945)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 19.10.1943 2 U-boats sunk convoy HX237 05.43 [investiture 07.03.44]
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
22.10.1942 - 20.09.1943 HMS Lagan (frigate) (stern of ship was blown off by a torpedo)
09.03.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Loch Fada (frigate)
Bolster,
David Charles
D.C. Bolster

Son (with two brothers) of Capt. Thomas Charles Carpenter Bolster, DSO, RN (1885-1955), and Marguerita Maud Elizabeth Dick-Lauder (1883-1949), of Crouchers, Apuldram, Chichester.
Married (23.07.1938, Westminster district, London) Lilli Eleanora Kuglmayer (née von Bilitz), daughter of Capt. & Mrs Otto von Bilitz, of Hungary.
Brother of Maj. George Richard Stair Bolster, RA, and Lt. John Lander Bolster, RN.
12.10.1914
Sheppey district, Kent
-
30.10.1969
Hameau de Cordan, Grisy-Suisnes, France
T/S.Lt. 20.11.1941
T/Lt. 20.11.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Sherborne (1929.1-1932; School House; VI).
Election agent. Experimental printer. Private tutor.
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
16.02.1942 - (04.)1942 HMS Derwent (destroyer)
(06.1942)     no appointment listed
17.07.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Ledbury (destroyer)
04.1943 - 03.08.1944 HMS Quorn (escort destroyer) (sunk by a a German "Linsen" explosive motorboat or a German "Neger" manned torpedo off the invasion area, Normandy)
(10.1944)     HMS Quorn (escort destroyer) *
13.11.1944 - (07.1945) Plans Division (Q), Admiralty [HMS President]
Company director.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bond,
Bernard Stuart
B.S. Bond

(09?).1925
West Ham district, Essex
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
22.01.1945
T/S.Lt. (A)
22.07.1945
(07.1945)
 
 
HMS Rajaliya (RN Air Station, Puttalam, Ceylon) *
29.03.1946
-
(04.1946)
pilot, 773 Squadron FAA [HMS Goldcrest (RN Air Station, Dale, Pembrokeshire]
Architect.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bone,
David Charles
D.C. Bone (Photo cortesy of Mrs Sarah Amos) D.C. Bone (Photo cortesy of Mrs Sarah Amos)
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
23.04.1915
Swansea district, Glamorgan
-
03.1996
Newport district, Glamorgan
Prob. T/Paym.S.Lt. 05.04.1940
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 05.04.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
(05.1940)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
12.05.1940 - (08.)1941 HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland)
01.10.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Philoctetes (destroyer depot ship)
05.12.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Beaver (RN base, Hull)
09.01.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Titania (submarine depot ship)
17.03.1944 - (07.1945) Personal Services Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bookless,
David William
D.W. Bookless
Son of ... Bookless, and ... Shreeve.
26.07.1922
Norwich district, Norfolk
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
18.12.1943
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
< 07.1945
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
18.12.1945
10.07.1943
-
(06.1944)
Department of the Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Booth,
Clifford Sigmund
D.W. Bookless
Son (with two brothers) of Douglas Edward Booth (1894-1991), and Gerharda Jacoba Olsen (1894-1965).
Married ((09?).1947, Ilford district, Essex) Dorothy Lillian Vint (29.05.1925 -).
29.12.1919
Romford district, Essex
-
15.08.2006
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
T/S.Lt. 24.04.1941
T/Lt. 01.10.1943 (reld 24.05.1946)
Commercial typist.
26.06.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
04.1942 - (02.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM HDML 1130 (harbour defence motor launch) [initially at HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)]
01.03.1944 - 25.05.1945 Commanding Officer, HM ML 173 (motor launch)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(10.1945)     HMS Mayina (transit & holding camp, Chat Camp, Colombo, Ceylon) *
1940s - 1950s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
* indexed, but not listed as such
Booth,
the Rev. [later: Ven., later Rev. Canon] David Herbert
"Peter"
D.H. Booth D.H. Booth
D.H. Booth D.H. Booth
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Robert Booth (1855-1942), and Clara Annette Harvey (1864-1918), of Chingford, Essex.
Married (02.05.1942, [22.06.1942] St Marks Church, Alexandria, Egypt) Third Officer Diana Mary Chard, WRNS (12.03.1918 - 07.1995), daughter (with two brothers) of Lt.Col. William Wheaton Chard, MC (1884-1955), and Emily Maud Strange (1891-1957), of Tonbridge, Kent; two sons, one daughter.

26.01.1907
Stoke Newington, Hackney district, London
-
24.03.1993
Charing, Ashford district, Kent
T/Chapl. 08.02.1940 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE

08.06.1944

HM's birthday 44 [investiture 07.11.44]
Education: Bedford School (1917-1925); Ely Theological College, 1931; Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA (3rd cl. Hist. Trip. part II), 1931; MA 1936).
Ordained Deacon 1932. Priest, 1933. Curate, All Saints', Hampton, 1932-1934. Chaplain, Tonbridge School, 1935-1940.
(03.1940)     HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
05.03.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Orion (cruiser)
05.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Resource (repair ship)
(12.1941) - (08.1942) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
05.08.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
(1944?)     HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers, then Taranto)(MBE)
28.07.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
(07.1945)     Combined Operations Headquarters *
01.10.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
Rector of Stepney, 1945-1953. Select Preacher, University of Cambridge, 1947. Chaplain, London Hospital, 1951-1953. Vicar and Rural Dean of Brighton, 1953-1959. Rev. Rev. Prebendary of Waltham in Chichester Cathedral, 1953-1959. Chaplain to HM The Queen, 1957-1977. Archdeacon of Lewes, 1959-1971. Retired 1972. Rev. Rev. Prebendary of Bury in Chichester Cathedral, 1972-76. Canon Emeritus of Chichester, 1976. Headmaster of Shoreham Grammar School, 1972-1977 (Provost of Shoreham College upon retirement). Member of Archbishop's Commission on South East, 1965. President, National Schools Jumping Championship, 1963.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Booth,
John Wilfred
J.W. Booth
22.07.1922 ?
-
10.2000 ?
Tunbridge Wells, Kent ?
T/A/S.Lt. 1943?
T/S.Lt. 30.01.1944
T/Lt. 30.01.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
07.12.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Bahamas (frigate)
27.02.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Smiter (escort carrier)
Borrow,
Richard Leonard Ascough
R.L.A. Borrow
15.11.1907
Darlington district, Durham, Yorkshire - North Riding
-
18.05.1996
Poole district, Dorset
T/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
06.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: BSc, AMIEE, FPS, FPhySI
07.10.1929
-
(02.1963)
Civil Officer serving under the Admiralty, though at the end of the war with RNVR rank *
07.10.1929
-
17.11.1935
RN Signal School, Portsmouth
07.10.1929
-
17.11.1935
Junior Technical Officer
18.11.1935
-
(02.1938)
RN Cordite Factory, Holton Heath
18.11.1935
-
31.03.1936
Junior Scientific Officer
01.04.1936
-
(02.1938)
Scientific Officer
(06.1938)
-
(04.1946)
RN Signal School, Portsmouth
(06.1938)
-
(07.1945)
Scientific Officer
(04.1946)


Senior Scientific Officer
(07.1948)
-
1969
RN Scientific Service
(07.1948)
1957
1967

-
-
-
1969
1967
1969

Senior Experimental Officer
RN Propellant Factory, Caerwent
Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment, Portsmouth

Research & development, Wallop Pyrotecnics Ltd., 1970-1980. Retd, 1980.
* His son suspects that the RNVR rank was granted to avoid him being treated as a spy if captured whilst carrying out (Radar) research on board HM Ships.
Bosley,
Harry
H. Bosley

Son of Isaac Henry Bosley, and Sarah Ann Brundrett.
09.1919
Salford district, Greater Manchester / Lancashire
-
06.2009 still alive
T/A/S.Lt. (E)
10.01.1941
10.01.1941
 
 
temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements
10.01.1941
-
(01.)1945
HMS Fernmoor (boom defence vessel)
24.04.1945
-
(07.)1945
HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
07.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Devon City (boom carrier)
Bostock,
Wilfred
W. Bostock
Son of Wilfred Bostock, and Elizabeth A. Hawkins.
Married; three sons.
04.07.1916
Sutton in Ashfield, Mansfield district, Nottinghamshire
-
30.12.2013
T/S.Lt. 17.07.1942
T/Lt. 17.07.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
23.08.1942 - (10.1945) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations training establishment, Troon) (for landing craft, tank)
(06.1944)     HM LCH 167 (landing craft, headquarters) at Juno Beach with a Canadian HQ embarked
      sailed via Suez, Eritrea and the Indian Ocean to Cochin in preparation for the invasion of Japan
Boswell,
Clive Noel
C.N. Boswell
29.12.1905
Woolwich district,  Greater London / Kent / London
-
17.06.1987
Hilsea, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
RAF:
 
P/O (prob)
15.09.1924 (reld 18.02.1925)
RNVR:
 
T/Lt.
21.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 10.1943, < 12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
15.09.1924
-
18.02.1925
commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
04.07.1940
-
(07.1945)
Miscellaneous Weapon Development Department, Admiralty [HMS President] *
(02.1941)
 
 
not listed yet
(12.1941)
 
 
Kite and Balloon Section
(08.1942)
-
(06.1943)
at Admiralty
(08.1943)
-
(07.1945)
for duty outside Admiralty [at HMS Birnbeck (weapons development experimental station, Weston Super Mare)]
* A member of the department from its very early days. Boswell had first helped to develop the Parachute and Cable, and later he had joined forces with Cdr. F.D. Richardson on the task of producing a revolutionary new type of anti-submarine flare.
Bosworth,
Edmund Anselm
E.A. Bosworth E.A. Bosworth
E.A. Bosworth
Son (with two sisters) of Ernest Albert Bosworth (1877-1950), and Alice Gertrude Hall (1878-).
Married ((09?).1939, Birmingham, Warwickshire) Margaret Mary Proctor (11.01.1918 - 06.10.1991); two sons, four daughters.
18.04.1915
Birmingham, Warwickshire
-
21.03.1992
London City (formerly of Erdington, Birmingham)
T/S.Lt.
26.05.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
07.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Vega (destroyer)
Bottomley,
John Richard
J.R. Bottomley (Photo courtesy of Mr John Bottomley) J.R. Bottomley (Photo courtesy of Mr John Bottomley)
Son of Lewis W. Bottomley, and Edith S. Apps.
Married 1st; one son.

Married 2nd; one son, two daughters.
From Great Yarmouth.
03.03.1916
Southwark district, Greater London / London
-
17.07.2008
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
T/S.Lt. (E)
07.09.1942
T/Lt. (E)
07.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
Malta George Cross 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal (1992) MaltaGC
-
-
10.06.1940


joined RNVR, initially serving as Petty Officer
10.06.1940
-
01.07.1940
Merchant Aircraft Carrier (MAC) [HMS Pembroke IV (accounting base, Chatham)]
02.07.1940
-
25.07.1940
Fairmile type boat [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
26.07.1940
-
31.08.1940
HM ML 110 (motor launch) [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
01.09.1940
-
04.11.1940
HMS Watchful (RN base, Great Yarmouth)
18.04.1941
-
20.04.1941
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
01.07.1941
-
05.09.1941
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)
06.09.1941
-
31.12.1941
HM MGB 319 (motor gun boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)]
01.01.1942
-
06.09.1942
HM MGB 319 (motor gun boat) [HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth)]
05.10.1942
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting office):
(09.1943)


HMS Hamilcar (Combined Operations base, Djedjelli, Algeria)



MV Awatea (landing ship infantry)
(1943)


"B" LCT Flotilla (Italy, Sicily, Southern France)
01.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for disposal):



Engineering Officer, HMS Clinton (minesweeper) (5th Minesweeper Flotilla, Malta)



Engineering Officer, HMS Providence (minesweeper) (8th Minesweeper Flotilla, Malta)
Bottomley,
Leslie William
L.W. Bottomley

?
-
died possibly in 1997 or 2003
T/S.Lt. (E)
?
T/Lt. (E)
21.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
02.03.1948 (reld < 05.1953)
03.10.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS Merganser (RN Air Station, Crimond/Rattray, Aberdeenshire)
12.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire)
02.03.1948
-
(05.1950)
Sea Cadet Corps
Boult,
George Vernon
"Vern"
G.V. Boult G.V. Boult
G.V. Boult G.V. Boult
Son (with one sister and one brother) of George Vernon "Dig" Boult (1894-1975), and Clara Mary "May"Middleton (1897-1937).
Married (26.04.1943, Brentford district, Middlesex) Phyllis Laura Allen (16.09.1922 - 01.01.2012), daughter (weith two sisters and two brothers) of Alfred Allen (1880-1926), and Laura Eliza Rudd (1882-1925); three children (two sons?).
04.07.1919
West Bromwich district, Staffordshire
-
10.11.1964
The Royal Infirmary, Manchester, Lancashire (formerly of Manchester)
T/S.Lt. 11.09.1941
T/Lt. 11.03.1944 (reld 13.05.1946)
Civil servant, customs and excise.
(10.1941)     no appointment listed
10.11.1941 - (04.)1943 HMS Moira (auxiliary motor fishing vessel; harbour service)
25.05.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Gentian (Flower class corvette)
(01.1945) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
05.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy) (for miscellaneous services)
1950s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Boulter,
Ronald Harry
R.H. Boulter (© Imperial War Museum (A 30206))
Son of Albert Henry and Amy Boulter.
Married ((12?).1938, Pembroke district, Pembrokeshire) Henrietta Elizabeth Prosser (11.12.1913  - 13.05.2007); one son, one daughter.
16.10.1910
Northampton district, Northamptonshire
-
02.06.1980
Ilford, Redbridge district, Greater London
T/S.Lt. 26.06.1941
T/Lt. 26.09.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 18.09.1945 minesweeping operations Northern Adriatic 04-05.1945
Legionnaire, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 17.07.1945 Operation Dragoon (invasion of the South of France 08.1944) [presented 08.1945 by V.Adm. Wm. Glassford, USN, Commander of US Naval Forces in North-West African Waters]
Commercial traveller. Full time fireman.
(08.1941)     no appointment listed
18.08.1941 - (10.)1941 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 41 (motor gun boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)]
28.10.1941 - (08.)1942 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 41 (motor gun boat) (3rd MGB Flotilla) [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)]
07.09.1942 - (02.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MASB 23 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)]
15.03.1943 - (08.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM ML 563 (motor launch) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)] (Legion of Merit)
17.08.1944 - (12.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM ML 176 (motor launch) & as Senior Officer, 9th ML Flotilla
16.12.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta):
(04/05.1945)     Commanding Officer, HM ML 170 (motor launch) (DSC)
1940s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Bourne,
Frederick William Parnall
"Freddie"
F.W.P. Bourne (Photo courtesy of Dominique Henrard)
Son of Frederick H.P. Bourne, and Elizabeth C. Campion.
Married ((03?).1945, Deben district, Suffolk) Margaret D.E. Taylor; two daughters.

DVD interview available at the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust

01.10.1919
Hammersmith district, Greater London / London
-
01.2002
Alton district, Hampshire
T/S.Lt. 31.07.1941
T/Lt. 31.01.1944 (reld 04.03.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 22.12.1942 6 small raiding force operations to 11.42 [investiture 09.03.43]
Education: Guildford Grammar School, Surrey.
Trainee chartered surveyor with Messenger, May & Morgan, land agents in Guildford.
      volunteered for the Fleet Air Arm, but after crashing an airplane during training transferred to the RNVR
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officer training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(12.1941)     HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover) *
      HM ML 101 (motor launch) (minelaying off French coast)
22.06.1942 - 05.1943 HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
22.06.1942 - 1942 for motor torpedo boats
1942 - 05.1943 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 344 (motor torpedo boat) (operations with Small Scale Raiding Force, Channel Islands & French coast)
05.1943 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 348 (motor torpedo boat) (operations off Dutch coast)
24.01.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services)
(1944)     Senior Officer, 11th MTB Flotilla
25.11.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for MGBs, MTBs, etc.)
1945? - 1945? Commanding Officer, HM MGB 2009 (motor gun boat)
06.1945 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MGB 2009 (motor gun boat)
Qualified as a surveyor and worked for a commercial company. Then with St Marylebone borough council; eventually becoming Director of Housing Maintenance at Westminster city council. Retired in 1981.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bourne,
Kenneth
K. Bourne
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. 11.08.1944
T/S.Lt. 11.02.1945
T/Lt. 24.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Bourne,
Robert Fitzgerald
R.F. Bourne

Married Esme Norwood-Brown; one daughter.
1905
South Africa ?
-
15.03.1946
Getahetta, Ceylon
[buried in in CMS St Barnabas Church
Avissawella Passanage Avissawella, Ceylon]
T/Lt.
20.09.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
(1940)


served in Colombo, Ceylon
11.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said)
09.1941
-
(12.1943)
HMS Sheba (RN base, Aden)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS President (Admiralty) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bowditch,
Raymond Victor Pomeroy
R.V.P. Bowditch R.V.P. Bowditch
Son of Edward Bowditch (1885-1966), and Eliza Annie Theresa "Ann" Ricketts (1885-1950).
Married (19.11.1941, Kings College Chapel, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) Emily Claire Edsall (08.08.1921 - 14.05.2006); two daughters, one son.
21.10.1916
Creech, Wareham district, Dorset
-
04.08.1985
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
T/Paym.S.Lt. 11.03.1940
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 21.10.1941
Lt. (S) RCN 1946/47?, seniority 21.04.1941
Lt.Cdr. (S) RCN 21.04.1949
Cdr. (S) RCN 01.01.1952 (retd mid-1960s)
04.04.1940 - (06.)1942 HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
13.09.1942 - (10.1945) HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad) (for miscellaneous services)
1945/46?     transferred RCNVR
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
1946/47?     transferred RCN
Bowen,
Maurice Fearn
M.F. Bowen
Son of Thomas Bowen, and Margaret Elizabeth Fearn (1899-).
Married ((06?).1945, Hendon, Middlesex) Audrey E.S. Montague (17.12.1916 - ); ... children.
24.01.1920
Staffordshire
-
16.01.1981
Rhodesia
RAFVR:  
Ldg.Acm. ? [935508]
P/O (prob) 14.01.1944 [163510]
(WS) F/O 14.07.1944 (reld 21.11.1944)
RNVR:  
T/S.Lt. (A) 15.12.1944, seniority 14.01.1944
T/Lt. (A) 21.03.1946, seniority 14.01.1946 (reld 05.06.1946)
RN:  
Lt. (A) 05.06.1946, seniority 14.01.1946
Lt.Cdr. (A) 14.01.1954 (retd 08.10.1958)
1943?     enlisted, RAFVR
14.01.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
21.11.1944     transferred to RNVR
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
23.01.1945 - (04.)1945 HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus) (for full flying duties and training)
01.07.1945 - (10.1945) pilot, 1773 Squadron FAA [HMS Ringtail (RN Air Station, Burscough, nr Ormskirk, Lancashire)]
05.06.1946     transferred to RN
01.01.1946 - 05.01.1947 pilot, 837 Squadron FAA
06.01.1947 - (10.1948) HMS Gamecock (RN Air Station, Bramcote, Nuneaton)
... - ... ...
Bowerman,
Anthony
A. Bowerman (Photo courtesy of Mrs Kathy Reynolds)
Son (with one sister) of Cecil Bowerman (1897-1935), and Florence Hilda King (1901-1987).
Married 1st ((12?).1947, Kensington district, London) Vera W. Field; two sons, two daughters.
Married 2nd ((12?).1976, Surrey South Western district) Joan S. Batten.
13.05.1925
Bridgwater district, Dorset
-
04.05.1991
North Dorset district
T/Midsh. 21.07.1944
T/A/S.Lt. 13.11.1944
T/S.Lt. 13.05.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Slade School of Art.
10.09.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Art teacher.
Bowerman *,
Cecil John Rivers
C.J.R. Bowerman
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Arthur Rivers Bowerman (1877-1957), shipowner's clerk, and Florence Evadne Hulls (1882-1948).
Married (26.07.1947, St Paul's, Onslow Square, Kensington district, London) Patricia Batty Shaw (06.05.1917 - 01.02.2015), daughter of Dr Harold Batty Shaw, FRCP, and Muriel Watson, of London; two sons.

* Used as surname: Rivers Bowerman.
02.06.1911
Edmonton district, Middlesex
-
13.05.2003
Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 22.05.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 22.08.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 12.1943, < 02.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

* Special Branch officer who is employed on scientific duties

22.05.1941 - (10.1945) Department of Miscellaneous Weapon Development, Admiralty [HMS President (additional; for duty inside Admiralty)]
(04.1946)     HMS President *
1940s - 1950s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Emigrated to Canada, 1953. Construction engineer and educator, retiring 1977 as Chief Instructor from Saint John Institute of Technology.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bowers,
Noel Francis
N.F. Bowers
Son of Canon Harry Bowers (1876-), and Elizabeth Newton Lindsay (1879-), of Dorchester, Dorset.
Married (20.12.1948, New York, NY, USA) Georgiana Barmore "Georgie" Maclay (06.11.1922 - 13.12.1989), daughter (with one brother) of Alfred Barmore Maclay (1871-1944), and Louise Fleischman (1885-1973); three children.
07.12.1915
Namirembe, Uganda Protectorates
-
23.05.1982
Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 28.05.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 28.11.1943
T/Lt. (A) 28.11.1945 (reld 26.04.1946)
Medical student.
(08.1943)     HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
16.09.1943 - (04.)1944 pilot, 755 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
30.05.1944 - (06.)1944 pilot, 762 Squadron FAA [HMS Goldcrest (RN Air Station, Dale, Pembrokeshire)]
08.1944 - (06.)1945)\ HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya) (for RN Air Station, Port Reitz)
01.06.1945 - (10.1945) pilot, 789 Squadron FAA [HMS Malagas (RN Air Station, Wingfield/Wynberg, nr Capetown, South Africa)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bowick,
Bernard John
B.J. Bowick
B.J. Bowick
Son of Lt. Benjamin John Bowick, RNR, and Ellen Eliza Gurr.
Married ((06?).1940, St Albans district, Hertfordshire) Gladys M. Bowick.
14.06.1914
Tendring district, Essex
-
Prob. Lt. 10.06.1939
Lt. 10.1940, seniority 10.06.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. 31.08.1943? (reld 19.04.1946)
Lt.Cdr. 10.06.1947 (removed from Active List 02.08.1952)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 30.04.1953 -
Chartered accountant.
10.06.1939     joined RNVR (London Division, List II)
19.08.1939 - (10.1940) HMS Sussex (cruiser)
13.01.1941 - (02.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Abelia (corvette)
18.06.1942 - (07.1942?) First Lieutenant, HMS Bergamot (corvette) *
11.07.1942 - 31.08.1943 First Lieutenant, HMS Dianthus (corvette)
31.08.1943 - 05.03.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Dianthus (corvette)
24.03.1945 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Caistor Castle (corvette)
* up till (04.1946), most likely incorrectly, still shown under HMS Bergamot, while also showing under HMS Dianthus & HMS Caistor Castle respectively
Bowler,
Patrick Michael
P.M. Bowler
Son of ... Bowler, and ... Donoghue.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
07.04.1920
Mile End district, London
-
09.11.1991
Lowestoft, Norwich district, Norfolk
T/S.Lt. (E) 29.06.1942
T/A/Lt. (E) < 01.1945
T/Lt. (E) 29.12.1944 (reld 27.08.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 25.01.1944 Operations Baytown & Ferdy (landings in Italy 09.1943)
13.07.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon)
07.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for LCTs (landing craft, tank))
(09.1943)     4th LCT Flotilla (despatches)
(04.1945) - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
12.10.1945 - (04.1945) Base Engineer Officer, HMS Mylodon (Combined Operations base, Lowestoft)
1940s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bowles,
Jack Kenilworth Vernon
J.K.V. Bowles

15.09.1910
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
17.10.1992
Alton, Basingstoke district, Hampshire
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.05.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.11.1944
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
< 10.1944
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
< 01.1945
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
31.03.1949
T/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
31.03.1955 (reld > 02.1964, < 02.1968)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE

01.01.1969

New Year 69: as Vice President, Barnet and Hornsey Sea Cadet Corps Units
Mention in Despatches MID
08.01.1942
withdrawal from Crete
(05.1941)
 
 
Canteen Manager NAAFI at HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
(05.1950)
-
(02.1964)
for duty with Sea Cadet Corps (from late 1950s as RNR)
School bursar.
Bowmer,
William Henry Greenwell
"Bill"
W.H.G. Bowmer W.H.G. Bowmer
Son of Wilfrid Henry Bowmer (1889-1963), and Annie Herring Greenwell (1897-1989), of Cleadon, Sunderland, Co. Durham.

02.05.1921
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
10.11.1942
(MPK) [age 21]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 66, 1]
T/A/S.Lt. 16.10.1941
T/S.Lt. 02.05.1942
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
05.12.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Worcester (modified W class destroyer)
16.03.1942 - 10.11.1942 HMS Martin (destroyer) (ship torpedoed & sunk by U-431 off Algeria)
Bown,
Herbert Gaskell
"Sandy"
H.G. Bown (Photo courtesy of Chris Bown)
Son of Cecil Bown, post office clerk & telegraphist, and Amy Connolly.
Married ((06?).1953, Chelsea district, London) Irene Trigoni; one daughter, two sons.
05.01.1916
Stretford, Barton Upon Irwell district, Lancashire
-
08.1998
Mid Warwickshire district, Warwickshire
T/S.Lt. 30.10.1941
T/Lt. 30.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
05.01.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow) *
10.1942 - (04.1943) First Lieutenant, HM SGB 6 (steam gun boat) (HMS Grey Shark) [HMS Aggressive (Coastal Forces base, Newhaven)] *
25.01.1944 - 12.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 490 (motor torpedo boat)
19.12.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Turtle (Combined Operations training establishment, Poole) **
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* double appointment showing in Navy List; possibly till 10.1942 at HMS Spartiate, then at HMS Aggressive for Coastal Forces
** (01.1945) still shown as CO MTB 490, (07.1945) still shown under MTB 490, but not in command
Boyd,
Harley Ralph
H.R. Boyd
Son of ... Boyd, and ... Davy.
Married Glenys; tow sons, two daughters.
26.02.1919
St Marylebone district, Greater London / London
-
18.11.2008
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Prob. T/S.Lt.
06.09.1940
T/S.Lt.
1941?, seniority 06.09.1940
T/Lt.
06.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
13.07.1943
minelaying & action with E-boats 11.42 [investiture 19.10.43]
King Kaakon VII Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn
26.08.1947
services to Norway
(02.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
11.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
on staff of Flag Officer Commanding Dover [HMS Lynx]
18.08.1942
-
(05.)1943
First Lieutenant, HM ML 104 (motor launch) [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)]
24.05.1943
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HM ML 107 (motor launch)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
11.1944
-
(07.1945)
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Sultan (accounting base, Singapore) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Boyd,
John Craig
J.C. Boyd

His son writes: "At the beginning of the war, he captained a minesweeper (and was at Dunkirk), and later commanded a corvette. He was torpedoed, and after recovering from injury, spent some time in North America in the latter part of the war. He held the rank of Lt Cmdr."

04.07.1915
Aberdeen, Scotland
-
24.11.1975
Dundee, Scotland
T/Lt.
24.11.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Trawler skipper sailing out of Aberdeen before the war.
02.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Anticosti (minesweeping trawler)
Boyd,
Stephen Cathro
S.C. Boyd
04.09.1920
Dundee, Scotland
-
06.2004
Lincolnshire
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
11.06.1944 (reld < 04.1946)

 

1939


joined RNVR as a rating (Wireless Telegraphist)



HMS King Alfred (RNVR training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(10.1944)
-
(01.1945)
HMS Elissa *
(07.1945)


HMS Badger (minesweeping base, Harwich) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Boyd,
Thomas Wilson
"Tom" / "Lizard"
T.W. Boyd
Son of ... Boyd, trawler owner, and ... Thompson.
Married (1937) Barbara Gresham; one son, two daughters.

further biographical material (obituaries, reference works) might be available upon request

23.09.1914
Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
20.03.1987
Hull, Yorkshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 27.06.1940
T/S.Lt. 1940/41?, seniority 27.06.1940
T/Lt. 27.06.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 06.1944, < 10.1944 (reld 08.03.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 10.06.1967 HM's birthday 67: For services to the Trawler Fishing Industry
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.01.1963 New Year 63: For services as President, Hull Fishing Vessel Owners' Association, Ltd.
Distinguished Service Order DSO 21.05.1942 Operation Chariot (attack on St Nazaire 02.42) [investiture 17.11.42]
Education: St Bees. Played rugby for Yorkshire.
      served at Dunkirk
? - 15.09.1940 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)
16.09.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous services)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
(02.1942)     Commanding Officer, HM ML 160 (motor launch) (St Nazaire; DSO)
summer1942     toured the US to stimulate the sale of War Bonds
01.02.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Talybont (destroyer)
(10.1944)     HMS Talybont (destroyer) *
11.1944 - 05.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Broadway (destroyer)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Chairman & managing director, Boyd Line. President, Hull Fishing Vessel Owners' Association, Ltd., 1958-1962. President, British Trawlers Federation, 1964-1966 & 1969-1971. Honorary Brother of Trinity House, 1965. Deputy Lieutenant, Humberside.
Literature: obituary in: The Daily Telegraph book of naval obituaries (2004, p. 22-25).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Boyle,
James Leslie
"Jimmy"
J.L. Boyle J.L. Boyle
Son (with two brothers and one half-sister) of James Galloway Boyle (1888-1954), and Rose Annie Crowle (1889-1945).
Married 1st ((09?).1940, Millom district, Cumberland) Jesse Edith Troll (10.1911 - 27.05.1976), daughter of Thomas Troll (1877-1952), and Rosina Sarah Whiteman (1882-1933); ... children (one daughter?).
Married 2nd (1989, Hartlepool district, Durham).
01.04.1917
Millom, Bootle district, Cumberland
-
12.03.2002
Millom, Cumberland
Ord.Sea. 08.1942 [C/JX 365771]
T/A/S.Lt. 21.05.1943
T/S.Lt. 21.11.1943
T/Lt. 21.11.1945 (reld 04.04.1946)
08.1942 - 11.1942 HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Trevol, Torpoint, Cornwall)
11.1942 - 11.1942 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
11.1942 - 02.1943 HMS Kent (Kent class cruiser)
02.1943 - 05.1943 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(08.1943) - (10.1945) HMS Dundonald (Combined Operations base, Auchengate) *
1944     HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon):
1944 - 1944 HM LCT 455 (landing craft, tank)
1944 - 1946? HM LCT 1071 (landing craft tank)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Boyle,
Philip Terence
P.T. Boyle
Son of ... Boyle, and ... Robinson.
Married ((09?).1948, Cleveland district, North Riding of Yorkshire) Dorothy Smith; ... children (one daughter?).
02.07.1916
Wharfedale district, Yorkshire
-
27.10.2012
Adlington Manor Care Home, Cheshire (formerly of Collingham, Yorkshire)
T/Sg.Lt. 26.06.1942 (reld > 01.1945, < 04.1946)
Education: Cambridge & Leeds; MB, BCh (Camb 1941); MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond (12.11.1940) [MRCP Lond 1949].
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
20.08.1942 - (10.)1942 RN Barracks, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus]
11.11.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Kipanga (RN Air Station, Kilindini, Kenya)
12.02.1944     survived sinking of SS Khedive Ismail in the Indian Ocean while on passage
01.03.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon) (for duty with Anti-Malaria and Tropical Hygiene School)
01.03.1945 - (04.)1945 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for duty with Mobile Anti-Malarial Units)
18.06.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
? - (10.1945) HMS Flamingo (sloop) [date of appointment shown (incorrectly?) as 18.04.1945]
General practitioner (Lawson & Boyle), Collingham, Wetherby, Yorkshire. Late Registrar Pathologist, Harrogate General Hospital; House Physician, Hull Royal Infirmary.
Brabner,
Rupert Arnold
R.A. Brabner
Son of William Wilberforce Brabner, and Lucy Maggie Brabner (née Knight).
Married (1944) Mrs Phyllis Myfanwy Berner, daughter of late Walter Everett Molins.
Lived at Chelsea, London.
29.10.1911
Epping district, Essex
-
27.03.1945
died when the Liberator aircraft taking him to Canada was lost off the Azores
[age 33]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 6, panel 2]
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/Lt. (A)
29.08.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
< 12.1941
T/A/Cdr. (A)
1943
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.09.1942
Operation Harpoon [investiture 01.12.1942]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
24.08.1943
Operation Pedestal [investiture 23.11.1943]
Education: Felsted School; St Catharine's College, Cambridge (MA)



served with 806 (11.40), 805 (early 41), 806 (03.41) & 801 Squadrons FAA at HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier), HMS Heron  (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset), HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier), HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier), HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier) and at Crete & North Africa:
11.08.1941
-
09.1942
Commanding Officer, 801 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset), later HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (when sunk 11.08.1942)]
1942


Staff of Vice­Admiral Aircraft Carriers for landings in North Africa
 1943


Naval Assistant (Technical) to 5th Sea Lord *



was an air ace with 5 confirmed destroyed enemy aircraft, 1 shared destroyed, 1 probable and 1 shared destroyed
Member of Parliament (MP) (U) Hythe since 20.07.1939; Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Air since 1944; Banker; Director of Singer & Friedlander Ltd; Member of LCC for West Lewisham, 1937-1945.
* this post was also held in 1943 by Cdr. G.B. Hodgkinson RN, and it's likely that Brabner succeeded Hodgkinson somewhere in 1943 
Brackenridge,
Frank Muil
F.M. Brackenridge (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Brackenridge)
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Peter Brackenridge (1875-1936), and Rachel Murray Muil (1879-1953), of Glasgow.
Married (22.12.1941, Muswell Hill, Hornsey, Edmonton district, Middlesex) Eileen Hollingsworth ((03?).1915 - ), daughter of William Hollingsworth, and Eliza Wibberly; one son, one daughter.
23.07.1914
Pollokshields district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
27.07.1997
Chandlersford, Winchester district, Hampshire
T/S.Lt. 11.07.1940
T/Lt. 11.07.1941 (reld 14.02.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45: for service at HMS Rockingham
18.08.1940 - 17.01.1941 HMS Ranpura (armed merchant cruiser)
11.07.1941 - 09.10.1941 HMS Ranpura (armed merchant cruiser)
10.10.1941 - 28.12.1941 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
22.03.1942 - 19.07.1943 HMS Bideford (sloop)
29.09.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Affleck (frigate)
03.1944 - 05.1944 HMS Peacock (sloop) *
10.05.1944 - 27.09.1944 HMS Rockingham (destroyer) (ship mined & sunk off Aberdeen)
14.11.1944 - 08.12.1944 HMS Diomede (cruiser; training ship)
22.12.1944 - 07.06.1945 HMS Hargood (frigate)
22.06.1945 - 12.02.1946 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
Shipping forwarding agent for many shipping companies in Southampton. Volunteer assistant on the HMS Waverley and SS Shieldhall.
* After 05.1944 carried on in the Navy List under HMS Peacock (04.1946 still showing), but also showing under other appointments; assuming that the other appointments, as shown in the index to the list, are the correct ones, he must have left HMS Peacock 05.1944.
Bradford,
Ernle Dusgate Selby
E.D.S. Bradford E.D.S. Bradford
Son of Capt. Jocelyn Ernle Sydney Patton Bradford (1897-1960), and Ada Louise Dusgate (1894-), of London W.
Married 1st ((03?).1948, Chelsea district, London) Janet Rushbury (1925 - 1948).
Married 2nd ((03?).1957, Hampstead district, London) Marie Blanche Thompson (01.02.1936 - 12.1996); one son.

11.01.1922
Cole Green, Docking district, Norfolk
-
08.05.1986
Islington district, London
T/A/S.Lt. 05.02.1943
T/S.Lt. 05.08.1943
T/Lt. 05.08.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 13.06.1944 sinking of U-boat 24.02.44
Education: Uppingham School (1936.01-1939.2); Central London School of Art.
(04.1943) - (06.1943) HMS Good Hope (training establishment, Port Elizabeth, South Africa) *
(08.1943) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
(02.1944)     HMS Exmoor (destroyer) (despatches)
13.09.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Zodiac (destroyer)
27.02.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Witch (destroyer)
Broadcaster & author, specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics.
Published: amongst others The mighty "Hood" (1959), Siege: Malta 1940 to 1943 (1985).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bradford,
Howard Owen Turnor
H.O.T. Bradford (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Bradford)
Son (with one sister) of Algernon Owen Bradford (1882-1973), and Mary Cathro Leighton (1883-1972).
Married (12.10.1939, Eastbourne district, Sussex) Peggy Nightingale Glenister (26.03.1914 - 09.04.2010), daughter of Harold William Glenister (1884-1961), and Grace Nightingale Lawrence (1885?-1960); two sons.
Residence: (1943) Barcombe, (1944) Horam, Sussex, (1945) Eastbourne, Sussex.
31.07.1914
Eastbourne district, East Sussex
-
18.01.1963
St Pancras district, London
Midsh. 04.09.1933
A/S.Lt. 02.09.1936
S.Lt. 28.09.1937 (reld > 10.1938, < 02.1939)
Prob. T/S.Lt. 01.12.1939
T/S.Lt. 07.01.1940
T/Lt. 01.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 10.09.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 16.08.1940 Norway [investiture 21.10.41]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 25.07.1944 attack enemy shipping Gravelines 14.03.44
Mention in Despatches MID 28.09.1943 action in enemy waters 26.07.43
04.09.1933 - 1938? served RNVR (Sussex Division, later London Division)
(02.1940)     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex) *
05.02.1940 - (06.)1940 HMS St Loman (anti-submarine trawler) (15th A/S Striking Force) (DSC)
28.06.1940 - (12.1940) HM MASB 1 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)]
(02.1941) - (04.)1941 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) *
      probably on HM MASB 49, MASB 4 & MGB 86 respectively
10.05.1941 - (12.1941) on staff of Flag Officer-in-Charge, Portland [HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)]
12.01.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
(04.1943)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
30.04.1943 - (08.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM SGB 6 (steam gun boat) (HMS Grey Shark) [HMS Aggressive (Coastal Forces base, Newhaven)] (despatches)
10.09.1943 - 26.05.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 699 (motor torpedo boat) & as Senior Officer, 35th MTB Flotilla (Bar to DSC)
08.06.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Bee (Coastal Forces base, Weymouth)
09.07.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland) (for miscellaneous services)
Architect.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bradford,
William Charles
W.C. Bradford (Photo courtesy of Mrs Barbara Caveney)
Son of William Bradford.
Grandson of Capt. Daniel Bradford, who was the skipper of the yacht Galatea which was beaten by the Mayflower in the America`s cup 1886.
Married Emily Edgar (1911-1995); one daughter, one son.
06.10.1909
-
31.07.1971
Wirral district, Cheshire
T/A/S.Lt.
07.04.1944
T/S.Lt.
07.10.1944
T/A/Lt.
19.12.1944
Worked for the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board in Liverpool and was also an auxiliary Fireman from October 1939 until being called up in June 1942.
?
-
07.04.1944
training, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
27.07.1944
-
03.1945?
British Naval Liaison Officer, RHHN Saktouris (Greek corvette)
01.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)



served for short stints at HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock), HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield), HMS Leeds Castle (corvette), "La Malouine" (French corvette), "Nada", HMS Circassia (armed merchant cruiser)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bradley,
Frederic
F. Bradley
?
-
T/Lt.
12.12.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld 1945/46)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
25.08.1942
Murmansk convoys 03-05.42
Mention in Despatches MID
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
18.10.1938


joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached London Division, RNVR)
12.12.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Leda (minesweeper)
10.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Gossamer (minesweeper)
05.1941
-
(02.1943)
HMS Harrier (minesweeper)
05.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tanganyika (minesweeper)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Bradley,
Graham Henry
G.H. Bradley
23.03.1921
York district, Yorkshire
-
03.1997
York North district, Yorkshire
T/S.Lt.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC


(03.1943)


First Lieutenant, HM MTB 38 (motor torpedo boat)
Bradley,
Peter
P. Bradfley (© Imperial War Museum (A 27003)) P. Bradley (© Imperial War Museum (A 27004)) 
17.07.1913
-
01.12.1983
Australia
T/S.Lt. 25.09.1941
T/Lt. 25.09.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1944, < 01.1945 (reld 01.08.1946)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
08.12.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
(08.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
(02.1943)     HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) *
02.1943 - (04.)1943 3rd Motor Launch Flotilla [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
17.04.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship)
09.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers, Algeria/Taranto, Italy) (additional; for miscellaneous duties)
10.01.1944 - (04.)1945 on staff of Flag Officer Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Elissa (Combined Operations base, Messina, Sicily, Italy), from mid-1944 HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
09.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Chinthe (major Naval Party 1031, Rangoon)
04.03.1946 - (07.)1946 HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bradley,
Samuel Clive
see: RNZNR section  
Bradshaw,
Charles
C. Bradshaw (Photo courtesy of his daughter Anita)
Son of ... Bradshaw, and ... Brown.
Married; ... children.
(03?).1913
Hastings, East Sussex
-
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
01.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
08.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
04.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)
Bradstock,
John Robb
J.R. Bradstock (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)
?
-
T/Lt. ?
T/A/Lt.Cdr. ?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 06.07.1943 Operation Torch [investiture 27.09.45]
16.12.1939 - (10.1940) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
... - ... ...
(1943)     HMS Queen Emma (DSC)
... - ... ...
Brady,
Harry
H. Brady

Son of ... Brady, and ... Fisher.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
29.01.1912
Dorking district, Surrey
-
06.09.1982
Dorking, Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 17.11.1942
T/S.Lt. (E) 11.09.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
      temporary officer serving under T.124X Agreements:
17.11.1942 - (03.)1943 HMS Ranchi (armed merchant cruiser)
16.03.1943 - (05.)1943 HMS Mersey (T124X depot, Liverpool)
07.05.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Duke of Wellington (landing ship, infantry)
11.09.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Striker (Archer class escort carrier)
Braes,
John Meikle
J.M. Braes
02.09.1922
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
21.10.1944
08.05.1944
-
(04.1946)
Department of the Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal, redesignated medio 1944: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Torpedoes and Mining, redesignated 01.02.1946: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Underwater Weapons [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
Braham,
John Robert
J.R. Braham
18.09.1916
-
08.1994
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
T/Lt. (E)
08.07.1941 (reld 1946?)
10.01.1945 -
(07.1945)
HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Brambleby,
Percy Alexander
P.A. Brambleby
29.03.1912
-
10.04.1973
Kew Gardens, Wandsworth district, London
Prob. S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
13.10.1940
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
13.10.1941

Medaille Reconnaissance française (for mine clearance at Dunkirk)

12.10.1940
-
(06.1944)
Department of the Director of Unexploded Bombs [later: Bomb Disposal] [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Brambles,
Edgar Walter Frank
E.W.F. Brambles (Photo courtesy of Lindsay Brambles)
05.08.1920
Lambeth, London
-
14.03.2000
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 17.08.1945 (reld 16.06.1946)
A/Lt. (L) RCNR 25.01.1954 [0-8334]
? - ? HMS Chaser (escort carrier)
27.08.1945 - 09.09.1945 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(04.1946)     HMS Nairana (escort carrier) *
25.01.1954 - (01.1959) HMCS Carleton (Ottawa Naval Division)
* indexed, but not listed as such [ship transferred 20.03.1946 to Royal Netherlands Navy and renamed HMNethS Karel Doorman]
Bramston,
Frederick Douglas
F.D. Bramston
Son of ... Bramston, and ... Jones.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
(12?).1919
Romford district, Essex
-
T/A/S.Lt. 07.07.1944
T/S.Lt. 07.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
30.10.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness) (for motor launches)
09.1945 - (10.1945) HM ML 921 (motor launch)
(04.1946)     HM ML 921 (motor launch) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Branch,
George
G. Branch
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
05.09.1943
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
< 07.1945
13.06.1943
-
(04.1946)
Department of the Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal, redesignated medio 1944: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Torpedoes and Mining, redesignated 01.02.1946: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Underwater Weapons [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
Branch,
John Edward
J.E. Branch
?
-
T/S.Lt.
30.04.1942
T/Lt.
30.10.1944
02.06.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 100 (motor launch)
17.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 106 (motor launch)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Brand,
David
D. Brand (Photo courtesy of Mr Kerr Brand) D. Brand (Photo courtesy of Mr Kerr Brand)
D. Brand
Married; ... children (three sons?).
1909 ?
-
c. 1974 ?
[age 65 ?]
T/S.Lt. 27.11.1941
T/A/Lt. 27.11.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 04.05.1943 special operations in Mediterranean [investiture 06.03.45]
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
(04.1942)     HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) *
04.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt)
(02.1943)     Combined Operations Pilotage Party (COPP) Middle East (ME) 1 (paddled from Sicily to Malta) [based HMS Talbot (submarine depot ship, Malta)]
01.06.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary) (for landing craft duties)
(12.1943) - (04.1944) no appointment listed
(06.1944) - (10.1944) HMS Nigeria (cruiser) *
(01.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brangwin,
Peter Lawrence
P.L. Brangwin (Photo courtesy of Chris Brangwin)
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Charles Harold Brangwin (1877-), and Dorothy Alice Swan (1888-1976).
Brother of Lt. Sidney George Brangwin, RNVR.

Cousin of El.Lt.Cdr. Thomas Morgan Brangwin, RNVR (later Cdr. (L) RN).
Married ((06?).1942, Southwark district, Surrey) Winnifred Joan Hobbins (1916-).
1917
-
2000
New Zealand
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. 16.03.1945
T/Sg.Lt. 1945?, seniority 16.03.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (BA 1940); Guy's Hospital (LMSSA London 1944); DMRD Univ. Lond. 1953.
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
02.05.1945 - (10.)1945 HMS Bleasdale (destroyer)
28.12.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
House physician & house surgeon, Guy's Hospital. Radiologist, Cook Hospital Board, Gisborne, New Zealand.
Brangwin,
Sidney George
S.G. Brangwin (Photo courtesy of Chris Brangwin)
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Charles Harold Brangwin (1877-), and Dorothy Alice Swan (1888-1976).
Brother of Sg.Lt. Peter Lawrence Brangwin, RNVR.

Cousin of El.Lt.Cdr. Thomas Morgan Brangwin, RNVR (later Cdr. (L) RN).
Married Phyllis Louise Webb.
26.08.1919
China ?
-
12.1996
Ashford, Kent
Prob. T/Midsh. 12.01.1940
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. 1940, seniority 12.01.1940
T/S.Lt. 12.1940, seniority 26.08.1940
T/Lt. 12.07.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
16.01.1939 - 28.04.1939 HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier)
15.05.1939 - 23.05.1939 course, HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
(03.1940) - (04.1940) no appointment listed
18.04.1940 - 19.11.1940 HMS Harmattan (trawler)
11.1940 - 01.1941 HMS Glen Strathallan (armed yacht)
21.01.1941 - 10.02.1941 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
16.02.1941 - 07.04.1941 HMS Antelope (destroyer)
07.04.1941 - 13.10.1944 HMS Winchester (destroyer)
13.10.1944 - 19.11.1944 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
10.12.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Escapade (destroyer)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Dentist, Ashford Kent (LDS, RCS Eng 1951).
Brangwin,
Thomas Morgan
"Tom"
T.M. Brangwin (Photo courtesy of Lt.Cdr. Chris Brangwin AM, RANR (Retd))

Cousin of Lt. Sidney George Brangwin, RNVR, and Sg.Lt. Peter Lawrence Brangwin, RNVR.
Married (02.07.1938, Ealing, Brentford district, Middlesex) Phyllis Mabel Howell; one daughter, two sons.

18.06.1912
Teignmouth, Newton Abbot district, South Devon
-
11.06.1984
Sydney, NSW, Australia
[cremated & buried at sea]
T/El.S.Lt. 07.10.1940
T/El.Lt. 07.02.1941
T/A/El.Lt.Cdr. 30.09.1943 *
Lt.Cdr. (L) RN 15.07.1946, seniority 01.07.1945
A/Cdr. (L) RN 16.06.1952-29.06.1952
Cdr. (L) RN 30.06.1952 (retd 04.02.1961; own request)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 24.06.1946 HM's birthday 46: for service with Foreign Office

* Although his "Statement of naval officer service" states 30.09.1942, the Navy List doesn't show any promotion until late 1943, so it may be assumed that the date should be 30.09.1943.

Education: Bristol Grammar School; Southdown College.
Started work as a merchant Marine Cadet Apprentice with Reardon Smith Lines,  he served aboard SS Leeds City and SS Bradford City. He came ashore due to an accident to his eye which later healed perfectly, 26.10.1927-03.05.1929. Studied radio and electrical engineering in the thirties in London and entered the radio industry in 1934, working as a test engineer, first with The Gramophone Company and later with Murphy Radio. From 1939 to 1940 he was Production Manager at Ferranti's condenser factory.
     

commissioned in the Electrical Branch of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, working mainly on underwater detection equipment and mining:

07.10.1940 - 10.11..1940 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) (for miscellaneous duties: for anti-submarine duties)
11.11.1940 - 12.11.1940 HMS Drake IV (accounting base, Devonport) (additional; for duty with Town Class Destroyers on Staff of Captain (D) Plymouth)
12.11.1940 - 23.02.1943 HMS Trelawney (RN base, Loch Alsh) (initially additional; for anti-submarine maintenance duties in Town Class Destroyers, from 30.04.1942 as Port Anti-Submarine Officer)
24.02.1943 - 15.04.1944 HMS Philoctetes (destroyer depot ship, Freetown) (additional; as Base Anti-Submarine Officer)
16.04.1944 - 30.06.1944 HMS Philoctetes II (additional; on Staff of Captain (D) Freetown Escort Force as Base Anti-Submarine Officer)
01.07.1944 - 16.08.1944 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) (additional; for passage to UK)
17.08.1944 - 17.09.1944 HMS Empress of Russia (troopship) (for anti-submarine maintenance duties) [tender to HMS Victory]
18.09.1944 - 03.10.1944 HMS President (for duty outside Admiralty with Director of Anti-Submarine Maintenance)
04.10.1944 - 05.11.1944 HMS Western Isles (work up base, Tobermory) (additional; for anti-submarine maintenance duties)
06.11.1944 - 06.03.1945 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) (for staff duties)
07.03.1945 - 14.11.1945 HMS Odyssey (additional; for HMS Royal Albert, for Naval Party 1801; for intelligence duties)]
03.1945 - 09.1945 with Force "T"
13.09.1945 - 14.11.1945 with Field Intelligence Agency Technical (under Department of Scientific Research & Experiment, Admiralty) [worked mainly in the Lake Constance area within the French Sector with the RN and USA Naval division. CIOS etc.]
15.11.1945 - 15.09.1946 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire, from 01.01.1946 Portland) (on staff as Senior Electrical Officer)
16.09.1946 - 05.01.1947 HMS Marlborough (training establishment, Eastbourne) (additional; for course)
06.01.1947 - 20.01.1947 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for divisional course)
21.01.1947 - 15.08.1948 HMS King George V (battleship)
16.08.1948 - 16.08.1949 HMS Ariel (air radio mechanics' training establishment, Risley, Warrington, Lancashire) (additional; for LOLA 10 course)
17.08.1949 - 02.04.1950 HMS Sanderling (RN Air Station, Abbotsinch) (additional; as Air Electrical Officer)
03.04.1950 - 19.09.1953 on loan to RAN:
03.04.1950 - 09.05.1950 London Depot RAN
10.05.1950 - 15.06.1950 HMAS Penguin (additional; for passage to Australia per "Strathmore")
16.06.1950 - 08.05.1952 HMAS Albatross (RAN Air Station, Nowra) (as Electrical Officer)
09.05.1952 - 08.06.1953 Navy Office, Staff of DNL and Deputy Director of Electrical Branch [HMAS Lonsdale]
09.06.1953 - 16.06.1953 HMAS Lonsdale
17.06.1953 - 20.07.1953 London Depot RAN (for passage to UK per "Strathmore")
21.07.1954 - 19.09.1953 London Depot RAN (for foreign service leave)
20.09.1953 - 20.09.1953 HMS Collingwood (additional)
21.09.1953 - 19.01.1955 RN Aircraft Yard, Donibristle [HMS Merlin, from 04.11.1953 HMS Cochrane (Rosyth Maritime HQ)] (as Air Electrical Officer)
07.02.1955 - 04.02.1961 on loan to RAN:
07.02.1955 - 17.02.1955 London Depot RAN
18.02.1955 - 19.03.1955 HMAS Penguin (additional; for passage to Australia per "SS Himalaya")
20.03.1955 - 24.03.1955 HMAS Penguin (additional)
25.03.1955 - 13.05.1956 Fleet Electrical Officer on staff of Flag Officer Commanding Australian Fleet [HMAS Sydney]
14.05.1956 - 10.07.1956 Fleet Electrical Officer, HMAS Melbourne
11.07.1956 - 18.11.1956 HMAS Sydney
19.11.1956 - 03.10.1957 Deputy General Overseer, East Australian Area, Naval Dockyard, Garden Island [HMAS Kuttabul (RAN naval depot, Garden Island, Sydney)]
04.10.1957 - 15.10.1957 HMAS Port Macquarie
16.10.1957 - 07.11.1957 HMAS Newcastle
08.11.1957 - 30.01.1958 HMAS Kuttabul (for staff of Chief of Construction, for duty outside Navy Office as Deputy General Overseer)
31.01.1958 - 30.11.1958 HMAS Melbourne (as Electrical Officer)
01.12.1958 - 04.12.1958 HMAS Albatross
05.12.1958 - 03.02.1959 HMAS Melbourne
04.02.1959 - 08.02.1959 HMAS Albatross
09.02.1959 - 06.08.1959 HMAS Melbourne (from 25.03.1959-24.05.1959 strategic reserve)
06.08.1959 - 07.02.1960 HMAS Harman (as Deputy to & on staff of General Overseer Western Australian Area (temporarily))
08.02.1960 - 07.10.1960 HMAS Watson (as Electrical Engineer)
07.10.1960 - 04.02.1961 foreign service leave
MIERE (AMBritIRE). Member of the British Institution of Radio Engineers September 1940. City and Guilds of London Institute in Radio Communications dated 1940. Member of The American Association of Cost Engineers 1969. Was for four years Senior Technical Officer with the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority and in 1965 he joined Kaiser Engineers as a Senior Electrical Engineer for the first three phases of the construction of the Gladstone alumina plant. From 1978 to 1980 he worked for Kaisers in Venezuela on the construction of a large steel plant. From 1980 he was Senior Estimator with Raymond Engineers of Sydney.
Literature: Christopher Brangwin [son], Brangwin RN : naval officer, engineer and intelligence investigator (2013).
Bratt,
George Nathan
G.N. Bratt (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin Searle)
Son (with one brother and three half-siblings) of Nathan Bratt (1870-1902), and Ann Robinson (1870-1933).
Married (07.05.1917, St Dionis, Parsons Green, Hammersmith and Fulham) Daisy Esther Siveyer (17.06.1891 - 07.1984).
04.11.1891
Ardwick, Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
(12?).1975
Truro district, Cornwall
Prob. T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 29.03.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 10.1944, < 01.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46

* Special Branch officer who is employed on staff, etc., duties ashore, but has not received any training of an executive nature

29.04.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
27.11.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) (for disposal as I.F.M.O. [= .... Fleet Mail Officer])
01.04.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Beaconsfield (RN base, Seaman's Mission, Port Melbourne, Australia)
Bray,
Francis Arthur Michael
F.A.M. Bray (© Photo: Peter Scott, "The battle of the narrow seas")
F.A.M. Bray (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)

Son of ... Bray, and ... Girardot.

04.04.1921
Chertsey district, Surrey
-
12.06.2004
Prob. T/Midsh. 23.08.1940
... ...
T/Lt. 01.06.1943

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 13.07.1943 action against German trawlers on the Belgian coast 04.04.43
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
(04.1943)     HM MGB 113 (motor gun boat)
28.12.1943 - (1945) a/b HMS Undaunted
Published: One young man's war (1993).
Bray,
Peter Searle
P.S. Bray
Son of ... Bray, and ... Baines.
Married 1st (divorced 1946); two daughters.
Married 2nd; two sons, one daughter.
11.10.1911
Lambeth district, Greater London / London / Surrey
-
30.05.2005
[age 93]
Nova Scotia, Canada
T/S.Lt.
18.01.1940
T/Lt.
15.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
25.10.1943? (reld 11.03.1946)
Lt.Cdr. (L) RCN
1950?, seniority 08.11.1947
Cdr. (L) RCN
1960? (retd 1960?)

Canadian Decoration

CD
1958?
?
Education: attended school in Dulwich, London
26.01.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Star of Hope (auxiliary patrol trawler)
01.11.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
25.10.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services; in lieu of specialist Anti-Submarine Officer)
(12.1944?)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) [date of appointment (incorrectly?) given as 15.12.1940]
20.02.1952
-
(07.1954)
HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax) (for Electrical School)
(04.1955)
 
 
Naval Service HQ, Ottawa, Ont.
(01.1956)
 
 
HMCS Bytown
04.09.1956
-
(01.1959)
HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax) (as Officer-in-Charge, Electrical School)
Brearley,
George Derek
L.G. Breed
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Harold Brearley, and Agnes Peel.
Brother of S.Lt. (A) Harold Stuart Brearley, RNVR.
(09?).1921
Wharfedale district, West Yorkshire
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 12.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
01.03.1944 - (01.)1945 observer, 856 Squadron FAA
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Bambara (RN Air Station, Trincomalee, Ceylon) (for Observer duties)
Brearley,
Harold Stuart
L.G. Breed
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Harold Brearley, and Agnes Peel.
Brother of S.Lt. (A) George Derek Brearley, RNVR.
MArried ((06?).1952, Wharfedale district, West Yorkshire) Marjorie Hannam.
06.01.1925
Wharfedale district, West Yorkshire
-
04.2006
Bradford, West Yorkshire
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 06.07.1944
T/S.Lt. (A) 06.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
30.05.1945 - (07.1945) observer, 821 Squadron FAA
01.03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire) (for Compass Swinging duties)
Brearley,
Reginald
"Reg"
R. Brearley (Photo courtesy of Mrs Joan Witcomb)
Born as Reginald Neal (later christened as Reginald Brearley Neal) as son (with two sisters and two brothers) of Frank Valentine Neal (1887-1924), and Nellie Hargreaves (1888-1936).
Fostered by ... Brearley.
Married (25.11.1944, Morecambe, Lancashire) Marjorie Casson.
20.10.1917
Halifax district, Yorkshire
-
08.11.1998
Lancaster district, Lancashire
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 22.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Ordn.Lt. RCN 12.08.1953
Ordn.Lt. RCN 12.06.1954 (reld > 02.1964, < 02.1968)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Served P & O Cruises.
      HMS Strathallan (troopship)
? - 11.1942? HMS Narkunda (troopship)
      temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements:
09.11.1942 - 02.12.1943 HMS Carnarvon Castle (armed merchant cruiser)
12.1943 - 01.1944 HMS Mersey (T124X depot, Liverpool)
14.01.1944 - 02.1944 HMS Prince Charles (landing ship, infantry)
09.02.1944 - 09.1944 HMS Smiter (escort carrier)
04.09.1944 - 01.1945 HMS Empire Halberd (landing ship infantry)
(01.1945)     HMS Empire Halberd (landing ship infantry) *
31.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Sefton (landing ship infantry)
Went on to become an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy (1953) working as Chief Naval Ordnance Officer, West Coast (Canada) and then co-Director General of Naval Support Facilities in Ottawa.
Breed,
Leslie George
L.G. Breed
14.04.1904
Totteridge, Barnet, Greater London
-
09.06.1985
Barnet, Greater London
Coder
?
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
05.03.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

Croix de Guerre (France)

CdeG
?
Operation Dragoon (invasion of the South of France 08.44)
1941?


joined RNVR and served in the ratings



possibly served at the Free French Ship Forbin (auxiliary patrol boat)
02.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Mayina (transit camp, Colombo, Ceylon) (for destroyers)
(01.1956)


Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Breen,
Derric Armstrong
D.A. Breen
Mother's maiden name Breen.
Married Joan ...; one son.

biographical sketch
07.12.1919
Gateshead district, Durham / Tyne and Wear
-
23.03.2004
Washington hospital, Durham
T/S.Lt.
21.08.1942
T/Lt.
07.12.1944 (reld 07.1945)
Lt. RNVR
07.12.1952
Lt.Cdr. RNR
20.07.1961, seniority 07.12.1960 (retd 07.12.1969)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
?
-
05.1940


HMS Royal Arthur



Signals School, Portsmouth
1940?
-
1942?
HMS Egret (sloop)



HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)



HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers training establishments, Hove & Lancing)



HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
30.11.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)



HM HDML 1157 (harbour defence motor launch) (Isle of Bute)
21.03.1943
-
(08.)1943
First Lieutenant, HM [R]ML 516 ([rescue] motor launch)
1943
-
11.1943
Coastal Forces Commanding Officer’s course at Ardrishaig
19.11.1943
-
24.12.1943
Commanding Officer, HM HDML 1388 (harbour defence motor launch)
01.1944
-
04.1944
Commanding Officer, HM HDML 1391 (harbour defence motor launch)
03.04.1944
-
07.1945
First Lieutenant, HMS Pict
07.12.1952
-
07.12.1969
served Permanent RNVR (later RNR)
Published: Young men at war (published online)
Brett,
Ian
I. Brett

?
-
T/S.Lt.
12.12.1942
T/Lt.
12.12.1944
24.01.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Aggressive (Coastal Forces base, Newhaven):
(06.1944)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 247 (motor torpedo boat)
01.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Glasgow (cruiser)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Brett,
Ian
I. Brett
Son of George Henry Brett (born 1890) and Marguerite Ethel Brett (née Clark) (born 1893), of Newmarket, Suffolk.
Brother of Lt. Stanley George Brett, RNR.
28.09.1924
Dunchurch, Warwickshire
-
T/S.Lt. (A)
07.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
 
 
 
observer, Fleet Air Arm
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
A keen tennis enthusiast and a hard worker for the local Dunchurch tennis club. Went to South Africa, later probably USA.
Brewer,
Herbert Ernest
see: Hong Kong RNVR officers' section  
Brewin,
John Herbert
I. Brett
01.10.1923
-
03.2001
Brighton district, Sussex
T/Lt. 01.05.1945
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Wayland
Briault,
Douglas Lewis
D.L. Briault
Married ((09?).1925, Kingston district) Myfanwy Roberts.
20.05.1901
Hampstead, London, Middlesex
-
13.07.1976
Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
T/Lt. 03.08.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944
T/A/Cdr. > 10.1944, < 01.1945
Education: Repton School.
S
uccessful racing racing driver in the UK before WW2. In 1936 he bought ERA (English Racing Automobiles) #R6B, a top class car which had raced only twice before. He raced at Brooklands and Donington Park.
01.08.1940 - (02.)1941 Small Vessels Pool, Admiralty [HMS President]
03.10.1941 - (08.1942) HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
(03.1942)     Commanding Officer, HM ML 341 (motor launch) (St Nazaire raid)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
12.1944 - (01.)1945 on staff of Vice-Admiral (Q) British Pacific Fleet [HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW)]
01.04.1945 - (07.1945) Senior Officer Harbour Craft, British Pacific Fleet [HMS Beaconsfield]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Brickel,
Douglas Talbot Sidney
D.T.S. Brickel
Son of ... Brickel, and .. Talbot.
27.04.1920
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
03.2000
Leeds district, Yorkshire
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
27.04.1945

Commendation

Comm
03.10.1944
salvage of bombs after air attack lpl [SS Malakand]
12.10.1940
-
(06.1944)
Department of the Director of Unexploded Bombs [later: Bomb Disposal] [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Bridge,
John
J. Bridge J. Bridge
Son of ... Bridge, and ... Taylor.
Married (1945) Jean Patterson; three daughters.

George Cross Database

05.02.1915
Culcheth, Warrington, Lancashire
-
14.12.2006
Roker, Sunderland
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
16.10.1940
T/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
? (reld 02.1946)
George Cross GC
20.06.1944
depth charge disposal, Messina harbour 08.43 [investiture 16.03.45]
George Medal GM
27.12.1940
mine disposal, Devonport 07.09.40 [investiture 17.06.41]
George Medal GM
28.10.1941
bomb disposal, Graving Docks, Falmouth, Cornwell 17.05.41 [investiture 16.03.45]
Commendation Cmdn
27.06.1941
bomb disposal

Erasmus Medal (for saving Remagen bridge)

Education: Leigh Grammar School; Ling's College, London Univ. BSc Gen. Hons, 1936 and BSc Special Hons (Physics), 1937; Teacher's Diploma, 1938.
S
choolmaster Lancs CC, 09.1938-12.1938. Schoolmaster Leighton Park, Reading, 01.1939-08.1939. Schoolmaster Firth Park Grammar School, Sheffield [interrupted by war service 06.1940-02.1946], 09.1939-08.1946.
13.06.1940
-
(12.1941)
Bomb Safety Officer, Plymouth [Unexploded Bombs Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)]
04.1942
-
08.1943
posted to Simonstown, South Africa [HMS Afrikander ?]
08.1943
-
08.1943
posted to Malta [HMS St Angelo ?] & Algiers
08.1943
-
01.1944?
HMS Elissa (Combined Operations base, Messina) (attached?)
01.1944
-
(07.1945)
Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty) (Normandy, Scheldt)
Assistant Education Officer for Southport, 1947. Director of Education for Sunderland Borough Council (formerly Sunderland County Borough Council), 1963-1976.
Honorary member of The Royal Society of St. George.
Bridge,
Leonard Buckley
L.B. Bridge
Married ((06?).1919, Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex) Ivy K. Eagle.
1899 ?
-
(12?).1965
Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey
Prob. T/S.Lt. 09.12.1940
T/Lt. 09.03.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 01.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp France & Germany
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Russian Convoy Medal Rsn CM 1985 -
1918 - 1919 temporary commission, RAF
(02.1941)     HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) *
(12.1941)     HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport) *
04.05.1941 - 08.11.1942 Senior Officer, 15th ML Flotilla [HMS Iron Duke (RN base, Scapa Flow)]
09.11.1942 - (04.1944) Commanding Officer, HM ML 226 (motor launch) & as Senior Officer, 15th ML Flotilla [HMS Iron Duke (RN base, Scapa Flow)]
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bridges,
Arthur John
A.J. Bridges
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 04.02.1940
T/Lt. (A) 16.06.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) < 04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
      qualified for aeronautical engineering (A/E) duties in the Fleet Air Arm
(04.1940)     Fleet Air Arm
16.08.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for technical duties)
12.02.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkneys)
Bridgland,
James Napier
J.N. Bridgland
16.12.1920
Sydney, NSW
-
11.12.2004
T/A/S.Lt.
14.08.1941
T/S.Lt.
1942?
T/Lt.
01.07.1943
Lt. RANVR
08.06.1951, seniority 20.05.1948
Education: Sydney Grammar School
29.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Mentor (RN base, Stornoway)
15.07.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 493 (motor launch)
02.1945
-
(07.1945)
RN Depot, Wooloomooloo [HMS Golden Hind]
(04.1946)


HMS Alert (special repair ratings (dockyard) camp, Sydney, NSW) *
08.06.1951
-
31.03.1958
appointed Lieutenant in the RANVR [11.02.1952 HMAS Rushcutter (additional; for 5 days IT course in HMAS Penguin)]
Commodore, Cruisng Yacht Club of Australia, 1973. President, Old Sydneians' Union, 1972-1974. President, Sydney Heritage Fleet, 1977-1978.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brierley,
Edward Ernest
E.E. Brierley
Son (with four brothers and two sisters) of Harry Brierley (1870-1923), and Edith Maud Rose (1872-1956).
Married ((03?).1933, Fylde district, Lancashire) Ruby Ellen Townsend; ... children (four daughters, two sons?).
(09?).1906
Poulton-le-Fylde, Fylde district, Lancashire
-
13.05.1957
Crumpsall, Manchester
T/S.Lt. 02.10.1942
T/Lt. 02.07.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(12.1942) - (02.1943) no appointment listed
29.01.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Sir Lancelot (minesweeping trawler)
02.07.1943   (02.)1944 HMS Sir Lancelot (minesweeping trawler)
03.03.1944 - (10.1945) HM MMS 171 (motor minesweeper)
Brierley,
Ronald
R. Brierley
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 20.08.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 20.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
18.10.1943 - (12.)1943 HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) (additional; for full flying duties and training)
12.12.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) (additional; for full flying duties and training)
25.04.1944 - (06.)1944 pilot, 898 Squadron FAA
05.07.1944 - (01.)1945 pilot, 882 Squadron FAA [HMS Searcher (escort carrier)]
[Crashed in the sea with his Wildcat 15.08.1944 during the landings in Southern France.]
(04.1945)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
15.08.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Colossus (aircraft carrier)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brigden,
Frank Roy
F.R. Brigden (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Brigden)
Son of Frank W. Brigden, and Dorothy E. Dunk.
Married ((09?).1952, Newton Abbot district, Devon) Cleava Mallett; one son, one daughter.
10.11.1922
Milton district, Kent
-
04.1999
Isle of Wight
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 02.01.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 02.07.1943
T/Lt. (A) 02.07.1945 (reld 28.08.1946)
12.05.1943 - (06.)1943 observer, 772 Squadron FAA [HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire)]
(08.1943)     HMS Spurwing (RN Air Station, Hastings, Sierra Leone) *
10.09.1943 - (06.)1944 observer, 777 Squadron FAA [HMS Spurwing (RN Air Station, Hastings, Sierra Leone)]
(10.1944)     HMS Spurwing (RN Air Station, Hastings, Sierra Leone) *
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
02.1945 - (07.)1945 observer, 756 Squadron FAA [HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon)]
27.07.1945 - (10.1945) observer, 706 Squadron FAA [HMS Nabthorpe (Mobile Naval Air Base III, Ludham, Norfolk, from 18.02.1945 Schofields, NSW, Australia)]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Briggs,
Frank
F. Briggs
?
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 29.04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)

* Special Branch officer who is qualified for, and is undertaking general duties of an executive nature on shore

16.05.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath (for meteorological duties)
28.03.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Nabsford (Transportable Aircraft Maintenance Yard No. 1, Archerfield, Queensland) (for meteorological duties)
Briggs,
James Llewellyn
"John"
J.L. Briggs
Briggs' story of the loss of HMS Harvester
?
-
T/S.Lt.
11.07.1940
T/Lt.
15.09.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
(02.1941)


HMS Bath (destroyer) *
03.03.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Liddesdale (escort destroyer)
12.08.1942
-
11.03.1943
HMS Harvester (destroyer) [ship torpedoed & sunk by U-432 in Western Atlantic]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
* indexed, bur not listed as such
Briggs,
Kenneth Montague
"Ken"
K.M. Briggs
Son of ... Briggs, and ... Snary.
Married; one son, one daughter.
15.11.1917
Croydon district, Greater London / Surrey
-
21.07.1981
Wandsworth district, Greater London
T/S.Lt.
03.07.1942
T/Lt.
03.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
12.06.1942
-
02.08.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment)
(07.1945)


HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) *
* indexed, bur not listed as such
Brigham,
Denis Montague
D.M. Brigham (Photo courtesy of Ann Howlett) D.M. Brigham (Photo courtesy of Ann Howlett)
D.M. Brigham (Photo courtesy of Ann Howlett) D.M. Brigham (Photo courtesy of Ann Howlett)
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Harry Montague Brigham (1882-1937), and Mary Dugan (1884-1975).
24.08.1911
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
02.1997
South East Hampshire district
T/S.Lt. 24.04.1941
T/Lt. 24.08.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
(06.1941)     no appointment listed
01.07.1941 - (12.1942) French Ship "Nazareth"
06.01.1943 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM MMS 185 (motor minesweeper) (despatches)
18.01.1945 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MMS 63 (motor minesweeper)
Brightwell,
William Robert
W.R. Brightwell (Photo courtesy of Sally Oldfield)
01.12.1925
Steyning district, West Sussex
-
19.02.2015
Henfield, West Sussex
... ...
T/Midsh. 24.03.1944
... - ... ...
03.07.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for 4th MTB Flotilla):
? - 05.1945 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 467 (motor torpedo boat)
Brigstocke,
William George Player
W.G.P. Brigstoke
Son of George Robert and Anna Cecilia Brigstocke.
Husband of Gladys Veronica Brigstocke, of Weybridge, Surrey.
14.06.1910
Carmarthen, Dyfed
-
04.07.1940
(KIA) [age 30]
[Ryde Borough Cemetery, sction A Old Portion, grave 77/78]
[Prob.] Midsh.
28.11.1930
A/S.Lt.
11.03.1932
S.Lt.
11.03.1933
Lt.
08.02.1936
Education: Sherborne; Manchester University.
28.11.1930


joined RNVR, Mersey Division
1932/34?


transferred to RNVR, Sussex Division, List 2
02.1940
-
04.07.1940
HMS Foylebank (auxiliary anti-aircraft ship)
Brilliant,
Stanley
S. Brilliant S. Brilliant
Son of ... Brilliant, and ... Wallen.
Married Ruth Sussman, a former WAAF officer; two sons.

03.10.1920
Hackney, Greater London
-
27.03.2008
London
[aged 87]
T/S.Lt. (A)
03.10.1941
T/Lt. (A)
01.08.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
< 04.1946 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
18.07.1944
Operation FY (North Russian convoy, 03-04.44) [investiture 07.11.44]
summer1940


joined RNVR (Fleet Air Arm, training as a pilot)



training, HMS St Vincent (training estblishment, Gosport)
07.10.1941
-
(06.1944)
pilot, 819 Squadron FAA
(12.1941)
-
(02.1943)
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
(05.1943)
 
 
HMS Archer (escort carrier)
(03.1944)
-
(04.1944)
HMS Activity (escort carrier)
19.05.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire) (for A/S instructional duties)
06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Entered the family wholesale tobacco and confectionary business. Active in the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX) (Chairman, 1968-1970).
Brimson,
Ellwood Percy
E.P. Brimson (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Brimson)
Son of ... Brimson, and ... Beer.
Married (05.1952, Bristol) Anna Viner-Loney; four sons, one daughter.
16.04.1925
Bristol, Gloucestershire
-
16.09.1985
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Ord.Sea.
03.03.1943 [JX 421787]
A.B.Sea.
03.03.1944
T/Midsh.
19.05.1944
T/A/S.Lt.
1944?
T/S.Lt.
03.07.1945, seniority 16.04.1945 (reld 09.1946?)
Education: St Mary Redcliffe School, Bristol
03.03.1943
-
10.05.1943
HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Torpoint)
11.05.1943
-
30.05.1943
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
31.05.1943
-
10.09.1943
HMS Roebuck (destroyer) 
[borne on HMS Drake IV (accounting base, Devonport), from 22.07.1943 HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)]
11.09.1943
-
05.03.1944
HMS Assegai (training establishment near Durban, South Africa)
06.03.1944
-
18.05.1944
HMS Good Hope (training establishment, Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
30.10.1944
-
15.09.1945
HMS Hind (sloop)
16.09.1945
-
26.01.1946
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)
01.1946?
-
06.1946?
HMS Visigoth (submarine)
24.06.1946
-
26.07.1946
HMS Royal Edgar (port party, Hamburg)
16.09.1946


Route Order to proceed from Hamburg to the U.K.
Worked for the majority of his life with Bristol Siddely Engines which became Rolls Royce, Engine Division at the Filton Site, working up to becoming middle management within the purchase accounts. Was involved with the Sea Cadets, prior to joining up, later till the early 1950s. 
Brine,
Peter Worsdale
P.W. Brine (Photo courtesy of Mrs Paula Hogan)
Son of William Isaac Brine, and Florence Grace Worsdale.
Married ((09?).1947, Hampstead district, Middlesex) Mollie M. Hill (divorced spouse of Roy Albert E.T.W.A. Quarmby (1914-1993)); two daughters.
16.06.1921
Epping district, Essex
-
04.1999
Shaftesbury, North Dorset district, Dorset
T/A/S.Lt. 07.08.1941
T/S.Lt. 16.06.1942
T/Lt. 07.02.1944 (reld 01.02.1946?)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
(1940)     HMS York (cruiser)
(1941)     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
30.06.1942 - 31.12.1943 HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay, India) (for landing craft duties)
01.01.1944 - 31.03.1944 HMS Salsette II (Combined Operations base, Bombay, India) (for landing craft duties)
01.04.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Braganza II (administrative & maintenance staff of Combined Operations, Bombay, India) (for landing craft duties)
1944     contracted dengue fever, malaria and dysentry; invalided back home to UK & served at HMS Westcliff (Combined Operations base, Southend) & HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal establishment, Haselmere)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW)
Brink,
Gerrard Edgar Palmer
see: South African Naval Forces (Voluntary) [RNVR service 1940-1943; transferred to SANF(V), 1943]
Brinsley,
George Gerald
G.G. Brinsley
1902 ?
-
T/S.Lt.
21.06.1940, seniority 15.02.1940
T/Lt.
16.05.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
28.04.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Malabar (RN base, Jamaica) (for service at Bermuda)
(08.1942)
-
(07.1945)
Naval Reporting Officer, Cornerbrook as part of the Naval Control Service [HMCS Avalon (RCN base, St John's, Newfoundland)] [on loan to RCNVR]
Briston,
Denys Victor Roger
D.V.R. Briston
Son of ... Briston, and ... Price.
Marriec ((09?).1939, Coventry districy, Warwickshire) Estella J Bradbury.
03.11.1914
Norwich district, Norfolk
-
T/S.Lt. 14.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
05.07.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS Celandine (corvette)
(10.1944)


no appointment listed
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Britnell,
Paul Roland Frank
P.R.F. Britnell
Son (with one brother) of Reginald Russell Britnell (1880-1953), and Dorothy Kate Doggett (1882-1969).
Married ((06?).1940, Wycombe district, Buckinghamshire) Joyce Collins Marchant (10.11.1913 - 23.08.2008); two sons.
12.02.1916
Wycombe district, Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire
-
13.07.2000
T/A/Lt.
12.02.1943
George Medal GM
30.04.1946
mine clearance & disposal NW Europe
07.1943
-
(06.1944)
Department of Unexploded Bomb Disposal, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
17.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Vernon (for duty at HMS Vernon (D) (base for Port Parties, Dartmouth))
(1945)


Commanding Officer, Naval Party 1574 (Bremen 08.1945)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Civil servant, Nigeria.
Brittain,
Norman Armstrong
N.A. Brittain
Son of George Alfred Brittain (1878-1943), and Alice Louisa Finlay (1882-1970), of Trearddwr Bay, Anglesey, Wales.
06.11.1915
Dublin, Ireland
-
02.10.1942
(KIA) [age 26]
[Roshven Burial Ground, Highland, Scotland]
Prob. Midsh. 29.07.1936
A/S.Lt. 09.02.1938
S.Lt. 09.02.1939
Lt. 09.08.1940
Education: Oxford University (graduate in law, 1938).
29.07.1936     joined RNVR (Sussex Division)
05.10.1939 - (04.)1940 HM MASB 6 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS Osprey]
25.05.1940 - (08.)1942 HMS Carlisle (cruiser)
1942 - 02.10.1942 HMS Curacoa (light cruiser) (lost in collision with liner "Queen Mary" off Bloody Foreland)
 
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